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Hi there.

My name’s Elena Putina. Online, I go by gribi.

Gribook is where my passion for books, writing and communicating with fellow bookworms meet.

You are welcome  here.


Do also visit Gribook Accessories, where a few friends and I make and sell all sorts of fun accessories for bookworms.  It is here.


A few other things you might want to know about me:

i’m LOVED.

loved by my Father God.

loved by the guy i love most in the world.

loved by the awesomest of sisters.

loved by the parents who’ve given me life.

loved by my friends who bring joy into my life.

loved by my mentors and leaders who’ve enriched my life.



i love everyone on the list above:

my God. my boy. my sister. my parents. my friends. my mentors.


i LIKE (a lot):

books  (C.S. Lewis, Philip Yancey, Alexander McCall Smith)

music (Brooke Fraser, Mutemath, Misty Edwards, Coldplay)

food (Italian! Fish & Chips, Fajitas, Yellow Curry)

tea (Earl Grey with Lemon, Rooibush, English Breakfast with milk)

colours (stripes are my fav)

investing (esp. in young women – mentoring, leading, discipling, caring)

growing (learning, changing, improving)

representing (my Saviour and Father, my country – Moldova, my family)


I’d also like to get to know you some, too. Thanks for stopping by and please drop a comment or two!

yours bookwormingly,




Hi Elena

What a great surprise to get in touch with you via your passion :)

I do also LOVE books and Coldplay :)

Will be reading you from times to times.

Good luck, bookworm


PS We met in Latvia.

by Assel on August 28, 2011 at 9:58 am. Reply #

Hey Assel,

thanks for the reminder, but I remember meeting you in Riga. The room would lit up when you’d come in, so remembering you was easy :)
thanks for stopping by and maybe you can share about your passion for books and coldplay in a guest post on gribook sometime :) you’d be welcome!

by gribi on September 1, 2011 at 10:01 am. Reply #

mda, numai limba romana n-o iubesti. pacat. sa stii ca e frumoasa!

by costel on September 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm. Reply #

ai dreptate, Costel – e frumoasa.

by gribi on September 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm. Reply #

Lena … bravo …. super!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fllipped – out for Jesus. Have fun following the Son! 1 John 5:12

by Anna on September 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm. Reply #

aw, thanks! appreciate the enthusiastic support, Anna!

by gribi on September 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm. Reply #

Costel, tu in loc sa observi cu ce excelenta vorbeste si scrie Lena Engleza, nefiind nascuta in GB sau USA, ai aruncat o critica care se lipeste in contextul dat ca nuca de perete. Lena e o personalitate internationala, ca sa fie inteleasa de toti prietenii ei, care sunt imprastiati pe toata fata pamintului ea a ales limba engleza…si terminati-o cu nationalismul asta prostesc…sa fi avut posibilitatea toti erati peste hotare deja si vorbeati si scriati in alta limba! Istoria a aratat o data si a aratat-o foarte clar ca nationalismul e un lucru RAU!!!

by ludmila on September 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm. Reply #

Hey, I just wanted to tell you I love your blog. I enjoy reading it; it feels so personal. God bless you ahead!

by Raul Sim on December 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm. Reply #

Raul, thank you very much!
It means a lot that people enjoy reading it – because I enjoy writing it :) It’s been an awesome experience so far, and yes, I look forward to seeing what God has in store for the future.
Many blessings to you, too.

by gribi on December 8, 2011 at 11:59 am. Reply #

I am writing from Korea.
It is first time to visit here.
Your writing for reading is quite impressing.

by jae seok seo on January 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm. Reply #

thank you very much and – you’re welcome here :) do you like reading, too?

by gribi on January 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm. Reply #

Elena, I love your blog! It looks like you have been also getting really creative with all of the ipad covers. I hope to see you this summer in Chisinau?

by Ingrd on January 29, 2012 at 6:35 am. Reply #

thank you, Ingrid! Yes, I’ve teamed up with a few very creative friends, and the results are adorable :) I hope to see you, too – it’d be fun to catch up, us married women ;)

by gribi on January 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm. Reply #

This is Daniel, and my real name is jae seok.
I am writing from Korea, a far far country in Asia. Your blog is impressing to me.

by jae seok seo on March 17, 2012 at 5:20 am. Reply #

hey Daniel.
how nice of you to leave this comment – thanks!
I know South Korea, my husband studied there and often speaks of it well :) We hope to be traveling there together someday.

by gribi on March 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm. Reply #

hello Elena,

recently l got a gift from my friend, she knows l love to read, l read everywhere l can, in the bus on the way to work, while eating and traveling…l must to tell you it’s a problem :))) so l got a present, it was a cover for book, handmade by Elena & Co ;) now… l am readind lot more just becouse l adore the cover. thank you! just don’t stop making that.

by nelly on July 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm. Reply #

Nelly – this is so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us – happy bookworms make our day :)

by gribi on July 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm. Reply #

Hi Elena,

So happy to have met you via instagram – I can’t wait to follow along on your blog now too. You’ve got some really great insight and taste in books I can already see :)

Best wishes!

Emily (@annebirdsings)

by Emily on June 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm. Reply #

Glad we found each other, Emily :)

by gribi on June 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm. Reply #

Hello, Elena!
I am Alexander, the author of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”. We met at JCI Business Networking Day not so long ago.
I have started selling my books. They are already available on
I plan to do the book launch event next week.
So, would you like to join the event and offer GriBook as a nice addition to my books? :-)
Respectfully Yours,

by Alexander Iscenco on July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm. Reply #

Salut, Lena. Ce mai faci ? Am auzit ca esti plecat cu Igor, sa stii ca lui tatuca si mamuca ii este foarte dor de tine. =]

by Vlad on November 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm. Reply #

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